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Minimally Invasive Spine and Joint Procedures

What are Minimally Invasive Spine and Joint Procedures?

Minimally invasive spine and joint procedures involve the use of latest technology available to perform spine and joint surgeries through small incisions about 2 mm in size. It involves the use of special surgical instruments, devices and advanced imaging techniques to visualize and perform the procedure through such small incisions. The procedure is usually completed within 30 minutes.

Minimally Invasive Spine and Joint Procedures

Minimally invasive procedure is aimed at minimizing damage to the muscles and surrounding structures. It possesses numerous benefits over the traditional procedure which include:

  • No surgical scars
  • No risk of infection
  • No blood loss
  • No postoperative pain
  • No hospital stay
  • No Addictive Drugs/Narcotics
  • Next day return to work and normal activities

Minimally Invasive Spine and Joint Procedure

Minimally invasive procedure is performed through small incisions. Special retractors and cutting instruments are then inserted through these small incisions to retract muscles and provide access to the spine and joints by creating a working channel for the procedure.

This minimizes the damage to the muscles and soft tissues and decreases the blood loss during the procedure. An endoscope is inserted through one of the incisions to provide images of the operation field on the monitor in the operation room.

The procedure is performed with narrow surgical instruments passed through the working channel. Sometimes, surgical microscopes may also be used to magnify the visual field. The tissues fall back in place, as the various instruments are withdrawn. The incision is then closed and dressed.

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